Did The Senator Press “2” By Accident?
Oh no, he didn't!!! While in a senate committee hearing in Austin, TX, this week, a senator from Texas went off on a representative for an Immigration Rights Coalition for speaking spanish while addressing the group gathered before them! WELCOME TO TEXAS AMIGO!!!
Antolin Aguirre of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition was testifying against Senate Bill 9 that would help crack down on illegal immigrants in Texas. Aguirre spoke through an interpreter even though he had been in the U.S. since 1988.
Two minutes into Antolin Aguirre’s testimony, Sen. Chris Harris, a Republican from Arlington, interrupted asking Aguirre’s interrupter, "Did I understand him correctly that he has been here since 1988?" Harris asked. "Why aren’t you speaking in English then?"
The Senator was answered that Spanish was his 1st language and that's what he felt more comfortable speaking it in his 1st time to testify, and the Senator answered back that he found it very insulting and that if the representative had been in America for 23 years, he should be speaking english.
Long story short, The Texas Senate passed the bill and everyone then enjoyed margaritas...OLE!!!